A Core of Jumuah Khutbah

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Give below are two parts of a Jumuah Khutbah and their translation. The images of the Arabic text are taken from Maulana Maududi's book on Khutbahs.

 

FRIDAY SERMON.Part I

All Praise is for Allah. We too praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We have Faith and Trust in Him. We seek Allah’s refuge against evil tendencies of our Selves and our bad deeds. He whom Allah guides no one can lead him astray. And he whom Allah lets go astray there is none to guide him. We bear witness that there is no deity except Allah, the One and without any Partner; and we also bear witness that Muhammad (pbuh) is His servant and Messenger., Allah had sent him with Truth, to give good tidings and to warn before the Doomsday. Whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger will be successful and well guided. And whosoever disobeys either of them has gone astray. Such a person harms none save himself, he does no harm to Allah. The best Word is the Book of Allah. And the best Guidance is that given by Muhammad (pbuh). Good things are the firm (original) ones, and Bad things are those introduced later on. And everything introduced later (in religion) is innovation. And every innovation is a deviation, and every deviation is bound to Hellfire.

Now then, I seek Allah’s refuge against Satan the outcast. I start in the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful. Allah, in His Glorious Book, says, "O Believers, when a call is given for Friday prayers then hurry up for Allah’s remembrance, leaving aside all business. This is better for you if you knew it. Then, when the prayer is finished disperse in the land to seek Allah’s Favours (livelihood); and keep on remembering Allah frequently so that you may succeed. When these people see a trade opportunity or a sportive event they walk towards it, leaving you (Prophet) standing alone. Tell them that what (reward) is with Allah is better than sport or trade, and Allah is the best Provider of livelihood.Allah, the Supreme and Great, has spoken the Truth. May He benefit me and you with His verses and wise advice. Verily He is Supreme, Magnanimous, Bountiful, the Master, Good-doing, Kind and Merciful. (Interval)Part IIPraise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. And Blessings and Peace be on His Trusted Messenger. So now, O group of Muslims, I seek Allah’s refuge against Satan the outcast, and start in the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. Allah, in His Revered Book, says, "Allah and His angels wish peace to the Prophet (pbuh), so O believers, you too wish him peace, and submit to him completely". O Allah, send peace to Muhammad (our leader and our master) as numerously as those who pray and observe fasts. O Allah, send peace on Muhammad (our leader and Master) as numerously as are the people who sit and stand in prayer. O Allah, send peace on all the Prophets and the Messengers, and on all Companions and Followers, and on all your pious servants. O Allah, provide assistance to Islam and the Muslims. O Allah, help those who help the ‘Deen’ of Muhammad (pbuh) and include us also among them. And disgrace those who disgrace the ‘Deen’ of Muhammad (pbuh) and do not make us among them. O Allah, show us the Truth as Truth and help us follow it. O Allah, help us see falsehood as falsehood and help us avoid it.O Allah make us persevere in Islam. O Allah, enlighten our hearts with the light of Faith. O Allah, forgive living and deceased believing men and women.O servants of Allah, may Allah have mercy upon you. Verily Allah commands you to keep up Justice and Goodness, and giving help to your near ones, and He forbids you from all things obscene or undesirable or revolting. He advises you so that you may remember it. Remember Allah, He will remember you; call Him He shall respond to you. And Allah the Supreme’s remembrance is sublime, best, honorable, splendid, important and great. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(Translated from Arabic by Dr.I.A.Arshed for The Sabr Foundation)

 

Short Quotes

Superiority only in Rightousness

On a certain occasion the Prophet (s.a.a.w.) was travelling on his camel over hilly terrain with a disciple, Uqba Bin Aamir. After going some distance, he asked Uqba to ride the camel, but Uqba thought this would be showing disrespect to the Prophet (s.a.a.w.). But the Prophet (s.a.a.w.) insisted and he had to comply. The Prophet (s.a.a.w.) himself walked on foot as he did not want to put too much load on the animal. [Nasai]